Sunday, May 10, 2015

20 Parenting Tips from a Prophet (printable)

Today in Relief Society, our lesson was from chapter 15 of the Ezra Taft Benson manual, "The Sacred Callings of Fathers and Mothers."  As part of the lesson, President Benson gives twenty specific ways that mothers and fathers can magnify their callings as parents: ten for fathers and ten for mothers.

I love lists.  I would have been an amazing Pharisee:  How many footsteps am I allowed to take on the Sabbath?  What am I allowed to eat or not eat?  What is the proper procedure for being cleansed from my sins?  Seriously, the Law of Moses would have been a piece of cake!

The ambiguous statements like "be humble" and "attend the temple often" are more difficult for me.  This is why I got a degree in math!  Things are simple and straightforward.  I have a hard time working towards goals that don't have steps or concrete pieces.

In order to help myself and my engineering husband, I took these commandments?  hints?  suggestions from President Benson and made cute printables to hang on our bathroom mirrors to remind ourselves each day what we should be working towards.  Some of these are a tad on the vague side ("truly love your children), but others are concrete things that we can do together.

Here you go!  Happy parenting!




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